The Financial Times discusses how a major hotel chain designed its way out of the “desktop vs. mobile” mentality by incorporating responsive design, “an approach that proposes that the design of a website should respond to the user’s behaviour and environment, based on screen size, platform and orientation,” as the paper puts it. Ethan Marcotte, author of the best-selling book, helps the business reader understand how responsive design works.
A Book Apart has published six books since its founding in 2010; four of them have found their way into .net Magazine’s Top 25 Books for Web Designers and Developers feature. The winning books were Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte (ranked #2 out of 25), CSS3 for Web Designers by Dan Cederholm, Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski, and The Elements of Content Strategy by Erin Kissane. The list was compiled by consulting with leading designers, developers, and creative directors. Congratulations, Erin, Luke, Dan, and Ethan!
“Now you can enjoy our high-quality journalism on any digital device with a browser — always in a clean, reader friendly format.” So proclaims the responsively redesigned Boston Globe. Not only was the venerable paper’s digital reworking inspired by Ethan Marcotte’s book of the same name, but Ethan himself had a hand in the redesign! Responsive design: it’s not just for blogs any more.
Last year, in partnership with An Event Apart, Mix Online debuted the 10K Apart contest. The challenge was simple: build the best application you can with no more than 10K of code. The contest was a smash hit, reaping 367 entries in less than a month and 11K (sorry) tweets in less than a year. This year’s contest ups the ante with more than a nod to Ethan Marcotte’s Responsive Web Design. Without further ado, say hello to 10K Apart: The Responsive Edition.